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ERIC Number: EJ945396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Engineering Greener Processes--Laser Cutter Transforms Printing Waste
Xu, Renmei; Flowers, Jim
Tech Directions, v71 n2 p20-23 Sep 2011
Many of today's students have embraced an environmental ethic and are motivated by efforts to reduce waste or to remanufacture waste into viable products. In-class efforts to reuse and remanufacture waste can be especially motivating. They can also help students develop a better understanding of life-cycle analysis, waste-stream management, design-for-reuse, and other principles that promote cost savings in industry. Technology and engineering teachers and students can greatly benefit from activities that focus on reprocessing paper-based waste rather than discarding it or simply recycling it. In this article, the authors discuss how a laser cutter/engraver can play a role in encouraging students to consider waste stream management. (Contains 8 photos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A